Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1 1/4" pendants.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Here's what's up!

Just the usual going on here...

Working on jewelry for our next show, called "It's a Gathering", which is in Stover, MO, on April 4th and 5th, at the Community Building.  Here are a few new things that will be there...

It's really unbelievable how bad some of these pictures are!

I've also been busy sending out the newest charms- this is part of them - waiting for Marty the Mail Lady to pick them up...

I've been trying to do a little hand quilting in the evenings...
This is a Lori Smith pattern and I've been quilting it for well over a year.  I've learned that it gets finished a lot faster if you actually WORK on it!

I'm also making a bunch of pin cushions to take to the show - and will share those with you next time.

My hubby made these awhile back - tiny little individual fruit pizzas - aren't they cute?  They were really good too.  He should make them again soon - they have to be good for you - look at all of that fruit!
(If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen most of these pics.)

And a picture (or two...or five) of a furry. You don't get to see Boomer too often and these pictures just make me laugh!  DH gave him a little rawhide bone to chew on.  I spotted him outside of my sewing room...just sitting...he looks like he's smoking a pipe.
 Yep...just sitting in the yard with my bone...
 You lookin' at me?
 I think I will lay my bone down.  That kitty better not try to touch it!
 And, it's history!
That's all for now!  Hope to see lots of you at the show.

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dottie's Dashes is FINALLY complete!

If you remember from my last post, I've been working on writing the pattern for my newest quilt design, Dottie's Dashes, for what seems like forever!  It is FINALLY finished and on my website.  It took a lot longer than I had planned, but I ran into a bajillion (yes...I'm pretty sure that is a word) difficulties!  My computer has been giving me fits for awhile now, and I have no patience for it at all.  And then add to that my lack of photography skills and it just makes life difficult!  But, no more whining, no more excuses...I'm so happy that the pattern is finished and ready to go.  My goal was to have it done by the show in Stover, so I'm actually ahead of schedule!  For everyone who pre-ordered the pattern, it will be in the mail to you tomorrow morning (into the very capable hands of Marty the Mail Lady!!).  If you've forgotten what Dottie's Dashes looks it is again...

Speaking of the show in Stover, MO - don't forget to come visit me there if you are in the area.  It's a really fun and busy show.  It's in the Stover Community Building on April 4th and 5th.  Two floors of vendors - 30 vendors in all - it will be lots of fun, for sure!

I took some time out one day to dismantle some wool suits that my dad gave me.  I remember him wearing these suits to church a lot.  I don't know if he decided that he would never wear them again, or if he grew out of them, but I love them, and am happy he gave them to me and will think of him any time I use this recycled wool.  I ended up with a nice sized pile - pants sure are easier to tear apart that jackets!

 As always, we are working on jewelry - trying to have lots ready for the show.

 I got on a flag kick!

And here is a very, very rare picture of Callie (left) and Ozzie (right) together (not fighting)...
 They never, ever lay together like that (and for the record... that is Dottie's Dashes that they are laying on - no wonder it took forever to get that binding sewn down!). can see below how long that lasted!'s on!!  Doesn't Ozzie just look like he is ready to kick her butt?  You can always tell, when Callie comes up to Ozzie and acts lovey and starts licking is all over and they will be fighting within seconds!

I hope you all have a great day!!  Oh...and Happy St. Patrick's Day!